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Ashley To Decide - Newcastle Or Rangers!

05 Nov 2013 11:54:12

Ashley To Decide - Newcastle Or Rangers!

Mike Ashley could have a "get out of jail" card up his sleeve, should he decide his days on Tyneside are numbered.

The Toon owner has tried to sell Rangers merchandise at the club shop in recent days, as his 'one true love' in football gets passed around.

First it was an undying devotion to Tottenham Hotspur that saw him rent a box at White Hart Lane for EIGHT seasons; before buying out Newcastle United.

During which time he played down all Tottenham links, insising "I hate Spurs - I used to support Chelsea!".

Now he is supporting Glasgow Rangers, and has the option to buy out the club, but ONLY if he sells Newcastle United!

Those are the rules, apparently, as no individual can own two clubs outright.

Former Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray has played down suggestions that Mike Ashley might be ready to increase his stake in the fallen Scottish giants.Ashley owns a minor stake in the Ibrox club, who now play in the third tier of Scottish football, and Rangers undoubtedly provide the opportunity for a fantastic return on any potential investment.

With a route to the Champions League open if they continue to move through the leagues, there is arguably a more straightforward route there for him than the troubled path he has plotted at Newcastle.But Murray – who suggests that his retail operation at Rangers is underperforming – says there is little prospect of Ashley selling up at Newcastle and moving on to Scotland.

He said: “The rules of football are complex but, as far as I understand, if you own a Premier League club, then you can’t own more than 10% of a Scottish club. So, unless he sells Newcastle, then he can’t (own Rangers).“Mike Ashley is an eccentric, fast moving guy though, put it that way. I don’t think he will (make a takeover move) though.“The retail side of things at Rangers has not performed as well as we’d have liked it to. I’d rather he concentrated on getting that right.”

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THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES

Saturday November 915:00 Aston Villa v Cardiff City 15:00 Chelsea v West Brom 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton 15:00 Liverpool v Fulham 15:00 Southampton v Hull City 17:30 Norwich City v West Ham United

Sunday November 1012:00 Tottenham v Newcastle United 14:05 Sunderland v Manchester City 16:10 Man Utd v Arsenal 16:10 Swansea City v Stoke City

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2013/14 

PREMIER LEAGUE 

NEWCASTLE UTD 2 CHELSEA 0 (Gouffran, Remy)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote (53' Anita), Gouffran (85' Obertan), Shola Ameobi (62' Cisse).Subs: Ben Arfa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Tavernier.

SUNDERLAND 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Debuchy)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko (45' Cisse), Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran (86' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Remy (70' Shola Ameobi).Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan.

NEWCASTLE UTD 2 LIVERPOOL 2 (Cabaye, Dummett)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye (78'  Sammy Ameobi), Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko (45' Dummett), Remy, Ben Arfa (78' Anita).Subs: Cisse, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett.

CARDIFF CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Remy 2)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (86' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy (71' Gutierrez), Cisse Subs: Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cabaye, Remy)Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa (46' Williamson), Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita (69' Cisse), Ben Arfa (46' Cabaye), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy Subs: Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 2 HULL CITY 3 (Remy 2)Krul, Debuchy (86' Tiote), Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (62' Gouffran), Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cisse (73' Marveaux), Remy Subs: Williamson, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ben Arfra, Gouffran)Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Anita (74' Tiote), Cabaye (88' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Remy (63' Gouffran), Cisse Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, S Taylor, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 1 FULHAM 0 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita 65' (Cabaye), Marveaux 74' (Remy), Shola Ameobi 65' (Gouffran), Cisse Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 0Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux 66' (Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi, Cisse 72'Subs: Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Vuckic, Dummett 

MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran 45+4' (Dummett), Ben Arfa 65' (Sammy Ameobi), Gutierrez 44' (Anita), Cisse Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan 

LEAGUE CUP 

NEWCASTLE 0 MAN CITY 2 (AET)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara (45 Dummett, 80 Ben Arfa), Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi (66 Cabaye), CisseSubs: Remy, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE 2 LEEDS UTD 0 (Cisse, Gouffran)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (90' Vuckic), Anita (80' Gosling), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (71' Obertan).Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Alnwick 

MORECAMBE 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi)Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux 88' (Sissoko), Vuckic 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran 71' (Ben Arfa)Subs: Santon, Anita, Alnwick, Streete 

Newcastle United Fixtures

 

Sunday November 1012:00 Premier LeagueTottenham v Newcastle United

Saturday November 2315:00 Premier League Newcastle United v Norwich City

Saturday November 3017:30 Premier LeagueNewcastle United v West Brom

Wednesday December 419:45  Premier League Swansea City v Newcastle United

Saturday December 712:45 Premier LeagueMan Utd v Newcastle United

Saturday December 1415:00 Premier LeagueNewcastle United v Southampton

Saturday December 2115:00 Premier LeagueCrystal Palace v Newcastle United

Thursday December 2615:00 Premier LeagueNewcastle United v Stoke City

Sunday December 2913:30 Premier LeagueNewcastle United v Arsenal

Wednesday January 1 201415:00 Premier LeagueWest Brom v Newcastle United

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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